A source of biological diversity with certified quality
DSMZ represents a European large scale facility and one of the biggest biological resource centers. It is a long-term partner of numerous research institutes and industrial companies world-wide and has been certified to meet the internationally valid quality standard of ISO 9001:2008 (download certificate as pdf).
The following features of the DSMZ are covered by the certificate:Biological Resource Centre, Repository for the preservation and supply of biological material and associated primary data in the areas Microbiology, Plant Viruses, Plant Cell Cultures and Human and Animal Cell Cultures, International Depositary Authority for biological material associated with patents.
As part of our policy of transparent and continuous quality assurance, the DSMZ quality-management-system is regularly evaluated by the DQS – Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Zertifizierung von Qualitätsmanagementsystemen GmbH. According to the international Standard ISO 9001, our customers are provided with a constant and high quality of all products and services. DSMZ guaranties a maximum safety level in the handling of over 20.000 cultures. These high standards are maintained by our ongoing scientific research, value-oriented management and a continuous qualification of our employees, building up long term know-how and power of innovation. We also offer ample opportunities for student training.
Being a member of the Wissensgemeinschaft Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibniz (WGL) and of large international organisations (WFCC, ECCO, CABRI, EBRCN, GBIF, ENBI) we are committed to continuously improve our biological ressources and services.
For specific questions concerning our quality management system, please contact Mrs. Dunja Martin, dmadsmzde